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Entrepreneurialism and the American Dream Showcased at Ignite Retreat + Weekend Getaway Giveaway

In the midst of my stressful home remodel, I got to have a weekend away with women who I greatly admire and respect. I attended Ignite Retreat. It was such a needed reprieve for me! I was so impressed with every single person I met the entire weekend. It was like the American Dream was on showcase for me to

German Plum Cake

When I lived in Germany, I often ate German Plum Cake (known in German as Pflaumenkuchen or Zwetschenkuchen). I fell in love with the combination of a deliciously moist lemon tart topped with sweet plums baked to perfection. My co-worker received a German Plum Cake for her birthday, and we gobbled it right up.  I also got

Free Financial Boot Camp for New Parents

Babies are the sweetest things, but they are expensive! The average baby costs over $15,000.00 in their first year. Diapers, clothing, formula (if you formula feed), gear, food, supplies, etc., all add up. When I was at about 6 months pregnant with my first, I had to go from full-time to part-time work due to health issues.

23 Must-Read Tips on Preparing Your Home for Its Sale

I was getting ready to sale my home. Life circumstances changed, but I had it on the market for four days and received 2 good and one excellent offers. So the following steps did work! I’ve taken multiple real estate courses. I’ve also been doing a lot of research and asking trusted experts for tips on preparing

How to Make Banana Pancakes out of Pancake Mix

Jack Johnson is a favorite musician of mine. He sings a song called “Banana Pancakes.” A verse of the song goes, “But, baby, you hardly even notice When I try to show you this Song is meant to keep you From doing what you’re supposed to. Waking up too early Maybe we can sleep in

My Back-to-School ‘Must-Have’ Item

As a stay-at-home mom who also works from home, I need to have reliable internet with fast speeds. My children also appreciate good internet for their TV/streaming time.  As a result, it really is a good possibility that all of us will often be connected to the internet at once. Thus, we really need a

How to Easily Up-Cycle an Old Trunk

Old trunks and vintage suitcases are favorites of mine. My grandma used to keep blankets and toys in vintage trunks for us.  They are so lovely, and I can say even slightly nostalgic. I found this trunk at a garage sale ($20.00) but it needed some jazzing up. Unfortunately I don’t have the ‘before photo,’

How to Turn a Bread Recipe into a Muffin Recipe

In order to turn a bread recipe into a muffin recipe you will want to… Raise the temperature you bake the bread at. Typically you will raise it at least 25 degrees Fahrenheit. For example, my banana bread recipe bakes at 350 F, so for muffins I bake them at 375 F. Most bread bakes at 350 F

Banana Bread Muffins

Banana bread has always been a favorite of mine. Today I made Banana Bread muffins because I was short on time, and they bake about 25 minutes faster. They are also easier to divvy out if you are gifting them to multiple neighbors (which I’m planning to do) than a loaf of bread would be. I

Back-to-School Lunches, Gifts, and Transitioning Tips

Going back to school is such a fun time of year for most children. I remember while growing up I looked forward to going back to school with great excitement. A few of the events I enjoyed were getting to know new teachers, having more opportunities available to me, buying new clothes, and switching to a more

11 Ways to Save and Make Money When Shopping Online

Shopping online is extremely convenient and usually not only saves me time, it also saves me money. Here are 11 things that I usually always do to save and make money when shopping online… 1- Use a cash back rebate website. A new one that I’ve been really impressed with is called Splender. Splender allows you to

Pineapple Lemonade Slush

If you are looking for a delicious slush, look no further. This recipe is so so yummy! It has a perfect balance of pineapple, lemonade, vanilla, and ice all slushed together in a blender. This drink is great for parties, BBQ’s, or even just for family dinner/dessert. When I first tried this slush, I was blown away.

Zucchini Cinnamon Sugar Bread Recipe

My good friend called me and said she had a giant zucchini from her garden that I could have. I was so excited and grateful, as I love garden zucchini. I drove over, and sure enough, it was over a foot and a half long! So, I got out my mom’s moist and delicious Zucchini Cinnamon Sugar Bread

Caramelized Coconut-Infused Carrots

My friend Rachel and I love to have dinners together with our kids who are about the same ages. We sometimes have difficulty getting them to eat their veggies (my kids probably more so than hers). As a result, we try to get creative with making vegetables taste better. She came upon this recipe, and we gave it a

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